Han Chiang University College of Communication
|Han Chiang College (1999-2017)|
|Established||1999, commenced operation in 2000|
|Chancellor||Tan Sri Dato' Seri Tan Kok Ping JP|
|Vice-Chancellor||Dr James Beh Kok Hooi|
|Address||Jalan Lim Lean Teng, George Town, Penang, Malaysia|
|Colours||Blue and Yellow|
|Han Chiang University College of Communication|
Han Chiang University College of Communication (韩江传媒大学学院) is a non-profit, private university college in George Town, Penang, Malaysia. Established in July 1999, it is a not-for-profit institution of higher learning.
On 2 December 2014, Han Chiang received a formal approval from the Ministry of Education Malaysia for it to be upgraded to a university college. Efforts undertaken by the Management of the College to work on this upgrading process has bore fruit, when the Malaysian Higher Education Minister handed over the letter of upgrade to its board of directors on 3 November 2017.
Han Chiang University College of Communication is owned by the Penang Han Chiang Associated Chinese Schools Association, a non-profit community NGO dedicated to the provision of education to the community.
Currently, Han Chiang University College of Communication consists of the following schools.
- School of Communication
- School of Business and Management
- School of Applied Creative Arts and Design
- School of Chinese Studies
- School of English Language and Translation
- Continuing Education Centre (Professional Automotive Program)
With the upgrade into a university college, Han Chiang will offer Master of Management Science beginning in the year 2018.
The college collaborate with University of Wolverhampton, UK, and University of Southern Queensland, Australia to offer franchise ("3+0") degree programmes. The degree programmes are BA (Hons) Business Management from the University of Wolverhampton, and Bachelor of Communication from the University of Southern Queensland.
Malaysian students with STPM or overseas students with "A" Level or equivalent qualification can gain entry into the first year of study and complete the degree programme in three years at HCC. Those with SPM or GCE / IGCSE "O" Level need to complete a one-year Foundation at Han Chiang before entering the degree programmes.
After the upgrade into a university college, homegrown degree programs will be launched in 2018 and they include: Bachelor of Communication (Hons) in Advertising and BA (Hons) in Creative Multimedia, Bachelor of Communication (Hons) in New Media, BA (Hons) in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, BA (Hons) in Translation and Interpretation, BA (Hons) in Chinese Studies, Bachelor of Communication (Hons) in Media Production and Bachelor of Public Relations and Event Management (Hons).
Han Chiang provides two-and-a-half year diploma programmes to high school graduates which include Accounting, Broadcast Journalism, Business Management, Chinese Studies, Logistics Management, Mass Communication, and Multimedia Communication Design. A new Diploma in Visual Arts and Design will be introduced in 2018.
Students pursuing Han Chiang's diploma programmes will undergo a 10-week internship where they are attached to organisations related to their fields of study.
Classroom teaching is complemented with hands-on exposure where students undertake projects for corporate clients. Facilities include Han Chiang TV's Studio, News Centre, Audio Studio, Creative Studio, computer and multimedia labs, editing suites and editorial rooms.
Rankings and awards
Formerly Han Chiang College, it was awarded 5-star (Excellent) rating for the overall college-based category in MyQUEST 2012/13 and 2014/15. MyQUEST is the ranking system for private colleges that is provided by the Malaysian Ministry of Education.
On 30 April 2013, Han Chiang University College of Communication then received the in-principle approval from the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Datuk Seri Najib Razak to be upgraded to a University College. On 2 December 2014, Han Chiang University College of Communication received the formal approval from the Malaysian Ministry of Education for its upgrading to a University College status.
The registration of Han Chiang University College of Communication was finally completed on 3 November 2017, when the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia handed over the letter of upgrade status to the Chairman of Han Chiang Board of Directors. The university college had increased its number of academic staff with PhD background, upgraded facilities and improving paid up capital to fulfill the requirements of the University College upgrade.
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